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Hamish Hastie is WAtoday's political reporter.

No new WA cases as NSW Premier takes a dig at McGowan’s lockdown responses
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No new WA cases as NSW Premier takes a dig at McGowan’s lockdown responses

Perth and Peel will find out what restrictions will remain in place from May 8 as the government grows more confident the two clusters have been contained.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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WA government rejects new review into Aishwarya’s death

WA government rejects new review into Aishwarya’s death

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the circumstances around Aishwarya’s death were tragic but he would not support a new inquiry.

  • by Hamish Hastie
South West to rest easy as Collie COVID-19 case confirmed historical

South West to rest easy as Collie COVID-19 case confirmed historical

In a statement, WA Health said the man in his 30s who returned a very weak positive result was not considered a threat to the community health. 

  • by Hamish Hastie
No new community COVID-19 cases paves way for WA restrictions to ease
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No new community COVID-19 cases paves way for WA restrictions to ease

Western Australia has recorded no new community cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, setting the Perth and Peel regions up for restrictions to ease over the weekend.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Heather McNeill
‘He was doing the right thing’: Hotel boss says case 1001 was wearing PPE correctly

‘He was doing the right thing’: Hotel boss says case 1001 was wearing PPE correctly

Perth Pan Pacific general manager Rob Weedon told 6PR he had seen CCTV footage of the guard on duty and the man was wearing personal protective equipment.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Collie man tests positive to COVID-19 but WA Health says result is historic infection

Collie man tests positive to COVID-19 but WA Health says result is historic infection

The man in his 30s recently returned from Poland and quarantined in Melbourne before returning to Collie.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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The WA government must heed the warnings and stop resisting proper PPE in hotels
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The WA government must heed the warnings and stop resisting proper PPE in hotels

The maths is simple: anyone who works in a quarantine hotel should be provided with N95 masks, because no matter the price, the alternative costs the state so much more. 

  • by Hamish Hastie
WA media musings lead to on-air walk-back from Stokes’ former right-hand man

WA media musings lead to on-air walk-back from Stokes’ former right-hand man

The ramifications of a concentrated West Australian media landscape were laid bare last week with a former editor in chief of the state’s only daily newspaper forced to apologise to his old boss.

  • by Hamish Hastie
‘I’m not Nostradamus’: McGowan defends change of direction on electoral reform

‘I’m not Nostradamus’: McGowan defends change of direction on electoral reform

The review was prompted by the surprising results of the upper house election, which saw a Daylight Savings Party member elected with just 98 votes thanks to complex preference deals.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Woman forced into WA hotel quarantine after trans-Tasman bubble breach

Woman forced into WA hotel quarantine after trans-Tasman bubble breach

Under the bubble rules anyone arriving from New Zealand who travelled there from overseas must have completed two weeks quarantine before flying to Western Australia.

  • by Hamish Hastie
The keeper of WA’s quarantine is still ready to lock down

The keeper of WA’s quarantine is still ready to lock down

Over his 25 year career, one key political lesson Mark McGowan has learnt is to appeal to the masses.

  • by Hamish Hastie